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Atlantic Media Readies For War Against Politico

The New York Observer | Felix Gillette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

That night, three years after Politico's launch, Mr. Bradley asked Mr. Smith two things: Was he committed, long term, to staying with Mr. Bradley in t...

WATCH: CNN Host Takes On Politico Writer

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Washington Post writer and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" Howard Kurtz takes on Politico's Patrick Gavin Sunday. Kurtz responds to Gavin's column c...

Information Terrorists Hijack Our Airwaves

Nomiki Konst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nomiki Konst

Let's face it Dems, you have the heart but you don't have the brains. The GOP has discovered a way to make the media work for them.

Jason Linkins

Politico's HHS Twitter Story: Blowing The Doors Off A Scandal | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you're wondering what the Politicoiest story of the day is, try this one on for size: "Administration site promotes vodka, P. Diddy."

Politico Lumps Jane Norton In With "Candidates

POLITICO | DAVID CATANESE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Why We Know What McChrystal Said

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Shearer

We only got to read about McChrystal & Co's imprudence because the RS reporter was a freelancer, not a Pentagon beat reporter desirous of maintaining his relationship with an important source.

Jason Linkins

Jon Stewart Mocks Media Reaction To Michael Hastings' Ability To Do Actual Journalism (VIDEO) [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I've watched several news anchors slap themselves silly in stunned befuddlement over Rolling Stone's coup. I sort of wondered why the traditional media couldn't have done more, with all of their access!

The Last Temptation of Politico's Mike Allen

Swopa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I could weigh in on all the alternately snark-worthy and/or unsettling anecdotes in the NYT's mammoth profile of Allen, but I'm interested in the untold story of how Allen arrived at this point in life.

Jason Linkins

Mike Allen Profile: We Read The NYT Magazine's Politico Piece So You Don't Have To | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oh boy! Today the fecund womb of the New York Times magazine has birthed into the world Mark Leibovich's seventy-kabillion word essay on Politico's Mi...

Will Any Republicans Join Democrats in Holding BP Accountable?

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Democrats' odds of getting movement on a climate bill may hinge on their ability to make the connection between the oil spill and the urgent need for energy reform -- and, the extent to which Republicans join them.

Obama and the Oil Spill Speech

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

William Shakespeare wrote, "To take arms against a sea of troubles and, by opposing, end them." Will Obama's calls to action end the troubles in the Gulf?

OBAMA VS. THE PRESS: Maureen Dowd Compares Obama To Nixon, Obama Says Media Inventing Scandals

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The war of words between the Obama administration and the press continued to heat up over the weekend, with a top columnist comparing President Obama ...

The Unbearable Lightness of Reading Dana Milbank

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Feel free to read Dana Milbank if that sort of thing appeals to you, but don't imagine for a minute that you're learning anything. That would be like studying the French Revolution by reading Marie Antoinette's cake recipes.

Jason Linkins

Shirtless Beer-Drinking White House Staffers Become Politico 'Big Picture' Story | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Of all the stories that Politico ran today, this one, entitled "Are Obama staffers overexposed?" is, without a doubt, the Politicoiest! Now, you mi...

"Enough Is Enough": Brave New Foundation, TrueMajority/USAction up the Ante in Fight to End Afghanistan War

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The same day that Afghanistan became the longest war in U.S. history, NATO had its worst day for casualties this year, and we learned U.S. taxpayer dollars are ending up in the hands of the Taliban.

Rethink Afghanistan: How Long Is Now?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

The truth is that the situation isn't really all that depressing. The problems are complex, confusing, and paralyzing, but the solutions are actually quite simple.

Black box

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

I'm feeling a little bleary-eyed these days, and it's not just from staring at my computer screen to read the usual menu of news stories and blogs and...

Gay Rights? Now I Get It!

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

I don't see why you think homosexuality is a problem, even if, as some believe, it is either a personal choice or a "disorder."

Danny Shea

Michael Calderone Leaving Politico, Latest In Mini-Exodus | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Politico media blogger Michael Calderone is leaving the site for Yahoo. According to sources, he is expected to leave Politico within a matter of wee...

The Swing Vote

Ryan Thoreson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ryan Thoreson

The discussion of Kagan's sexuality has been disheartening, not just because it shouldn't matter, but because it makes it painfully obvious how retrograde our sexual politics actually are.

Despite Pundit Claims, Offshore Drilling Support is Down Significantly

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Seizing on a recent NBC/WSJ poll (PDF) showing 60% of Americans continue to support offshore drilling, several journalists and pundits have implied t...

Winograd vs. Harman in CA Primary: Will U.S. or Israel's Interests Come First?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

By jumping onto the "Israel can do no wrong" bandwagon, Rep. Waxman and Rep. Harman substitute short-term political advantage for a strategy that could protect Israel and its people.

Jason Linkins

'Doc Fix' Memo Of Unknown Origin Circulates, Trips Up Politico | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

HuffPost's Ryan Grim and TPM's Christina Bellantoni both report that Democratic aides are claiming that a memorandum suggesting that Democrats have p...

Meg Stapleton and the Lies of Sarah Palin

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Palin has left a wide swath of human collateral damage in her wake. Now add the inimitable Meg Stapleton to the list.

Jason Linkins

'Politico' Makes Obscure 'Tory Politico' Blog Famous By Suing It | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As a part of its ongoing effort to retain exclusive brand licensing rights to a word that's been a part of the English language since the early sevent...